Google recently announced that Android Auto will finally allow more navigation apps into its platform outside of the Google family.

While having only Google Maps and Google-owned Waze available on Android Auto wasn’t exactly a bad thing, nav apps such as Tomtom will now at least have a fighting chance at being used with Android in the car.

It also opens up the possibility of Android Auto being anything just a haven and club for Google loyalists and it may go about attracting further users. Yes there are exceptions like Spotify but those are few and far between (and would’ve ultimately met with disdain if not provided). Even the most die-hard of Google fans can’t say they’re always 100% using Google apps. Google+ anyone?

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